It is a form of dementia common in old people. This disease has no known cause but only speculations and hypothesis exist of what may cause it. One of such hypothesis about its cause is the cholinergic hypothesis which suggests the…
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There is also another hypothesis which suggests that breakdown of age-related myelin causes damage to the brain.
One of the risk factors of this disease is the age of an individual. People who are over 65 years are more likely to get the disease than those below this age. The other risk factor is genes. Individuals who have a family history of Alzheimer’s are also among the risk group to get the disease later on in their lives. This is because the disease is genetic (Turkington and Mitchell, 2010).
Other than the two risk factors mentioned above, there are also others like the gender of an individual. According to statistics of the disease, women are more at risk of acquiring the disease than men. This is not as a result of age but speculated to be as a result of estrogen. Individuals who have suffered head injuries in the past are also at risk of getting the disease more than those who have no history of head injuries in the
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Part 1: Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the brain that mainly affects the older generations. Alzheimer’s disease was first diagnosed in Germany in 1906 by a psychiatrist and neuropathologist named Alois Alzheimer, (Klafki et al 2856, 2006).
The paper starts by explaining the meaning of the disease in order to get a clear understanding of the whole concept. This will be followed by discussing various issues presented in different literature related to the topic. Alzheimer's disease is described as “the degenerative brain condition that is not content to kill its victims without first snuffing out their essence,” (Park, 2010).
AD can be a progressive disease in which there is cognitive impairment, language problems, mood swings, belligerence, and other issues. This research paper will seek to analyze and assess the nature of the disease. Working of the Brain The human brain has neurons and synapses that help to improve cognitive and physical functions.
A pap test is the common procedure through which testing on cervical cancer is done where an early detection of the cancer enables a successful treatment (Richardson et al, 2010, p. 1769). The HPV (human papillomavirus) is the common cause of cervical cancer though not all HPV causes it (Anon, 2013, para 3) .Nevertheless, smoking is equally associated with causing cervical cancer by CIN3lesions (Plummer et al, 2003, p.
This protein is affected in some way and starts growing smaller and begins to waste away. This would explain the forgetfulness and confusion that an Alzheimer's Disease patient experiences. It is the 7th leading cause of death and hence a concern which needs complete attention.
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ose their ability to recognize their own family members, but often become combatant, suffer loss of ability to maintain their selves hygienically, nutritionally, and emotionally. This can be exhaustive for the family that attempts to care for a loved one going through these
These recent years, Alzheimer’s Disease has gained widespread attention, as its degenerative effects were gradually understood because of the depictions not just in medical literature but also in the media. The collective work of researchers and the various media platforms catapulted the disease from one of the rare ones to one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
The cause of the disease is unknown to this day while other researchers may attribute it to genetics, as the condition is equally hereditary. The disease that begins with memory loss and shares some of its characteristic with stress and depression requires